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Tow Truck Accident Lawyer

We rely on tow trucks to provide essential services after a break-down or car accident. Yet, tow trucks can be involved in plenty of accidents of their own.

A study from NIOSH found that tow truck workers were over 14 times as likely to be killed on-the-job compared to the U.S. average, and most of those accidents were related to motor vehicle collisions. Tow truck accidents can also cause injuries and deaths to others when they are involved in a major collision.

Auger & Auger protects victims from the financial costs of their tow truck accident by helping them seek a settlement for their medical bills, vehicle repairs, and other accident costs. 

If you have been hurt in a crash involving a tow truck, hiring a tow truck accident lawyer can be an important first step in filing a strong injury claim. If need be, your attorney can file a lawsuit and take your case to court to convince a jury that you deserve damages.

Speak to an experienced truck accident attorney for absolutely free during a no-obligation consultation. You’ll find out about your legal options and what next steps you can take to potentially file your claim.

Call (855) 971-0559 or contact us online to schedule your free case review now.

How Do I Prove That the Tow Truck Driver Was at Fault?

Incidents involving tow trucks can be pretty complicated. The tow truck driver or their insurer might argue that they were not at fault for the accident. They may even try to claim that you were the one who caused the wreck!

When you hire a tow truck accident lawyer, they will immediately begin investigating your accident circumstances. They will look for elements that can be used to prove negligence, building a strong case that the towing company was liable and owes you compensation.

All negligence cases have four main parts:

  • Duty of care — Tow truck operators and employers have a duty of care to follow laws and exercise “ordinary care” as a “reasonable person” would.
  • Breach — The defendant breached their duty of care by breaking the law or acting carelessly.
  • Proximate cause — The breach in the defendant’s duty of care directly led to an accident and injury
  • Damages — The injury created financial and non-financial losses, known as “damages,” that can be recovered through a court of law.

Your lawyer will investigate the accident scene, talk to eyewitnesses, and research cases similar to yours. Auger & Auger’s lawyers will not be intimidated, and we will exhaust every available legal strategy to help you prove that somebody else was at fault.

What Damages Can I Claim After a Tow Truck Accident?

When you file a personal injury claim with the insurance company representing the tow truck driver, you will ask to be repaid for all of your losses.

The types of losses you can claim after an accident will vary from state to state. The most common damages available include:

  • Medical bills, past, and future
  • Out of pocket expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Pain and suffering

Some states will allow you to pursue additional damages, like:

  • Loss of earning capacity
  • Emotional hardship
  • Mental anguish
  • Loss of companionship
  • Permanent scarring or disfigurement
  • Permanent disability
  • Punitive damages

In wrongful death cases, family members of the deceased can also seek:

  • Funeral and burial expenses
  • Loss of lifetime income
  • Loss of benefits
  • Loss of familial and spousal relationship

Your tow truck accident lawyer will document all of your losses and may consult with medical, economic, and psychological professionals to back up every penny of your claim with evidence.

Insurers Will Want to Fight You Tooth and Nail

Don’t trust the claims process to insurers if you have significant losses after a tow truck crash. Insurance companies want to reduce the value of claims as much as possible. If they can, they will deny your claim altogether.

Common tactics insurers use include:

  • Giving a “lowball” initial settlement offer
  • Dodging your calls
  • Asking leading questions to get you to admit fault
  • Looking for evidence that your injuries are not as bad as you claim
  • Alleging that some treatment costs were not “reasonable” or “necessary”
  • Attributing some costs to a pre-existing condition
  • Arguing about the cost of certain procedures or treatments
  • Claiming that you were the one at fault

Having a personal injury lawyer at your back gives you the legal resources to fight these tactics. 

Auger & Auger’s tow truck accident attorneys are familiar with all the strategies insurance company lawyers use. We also know how to research past cases to determine winning strategies that give you a high chance of recovering the maximum amount of compensation.

Our legal services have a proven track record of winning money for our clients, either by convincing insurers to settle or by convincing juries to side with our client. Past results do not guarantee future ones, and every case is different. We can promise that we will work and fight hard for you!

What to Do After You Have Been in a Tow Truck Accident

  1. Seek out immediate medical care
  2. Describe your symptoms in detail
  3. Request all tests needed to diagnose your condition
  4. Follow all doctor’s orders 
  5. Don’t speak to the insurance company!
  6. Hire an experienced personal injury law team who will negotiate with insurers on your behalf and fight for fair compensation using all legal strategies available

Tow Truck Accident Lawyers with a Proven Track Record

Our attorneys are compassionate, but they are also aggressive when it comes to advocating for our clients. We put in the hard work to build you a strong case so you can focus on recovering.

Most importantly, Auger & Auger never charge you for your first appointment, and we don’t charge you for any services unless we are able to recover money for your injuries.

If you have been hurt in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, or Florida, we may be able to help you!.

Call (855) 971-0559 or contact us online now to schedule your free, no-obligation case review with a tow truck accident attorney.